Cyber Security Awareness Training

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October 26, 2015

To: Campus Community

Fr: Sam Horowitz, Chief Information Security Officer, Enterprise Technology Services

Re: Cyber Security Awareness Training

As previously announced, the UC Office of the President now requires all UC employees on payroll with active status, regardless of previous training taken, to complete a Cyber Security Awareness Training course once a year. The new course is available now in the UC Learning Center and must be completed by January 31st, 2016, or within 6 weeks for any subsequent new hires.

Each University of California employee is responsible to safeguard the information assets entrusted to us. This training course will better prepare you to fulfill your responsibility and strengthen our defenses against future cyber attacks. Studies show a substantial number of cyber attacks involve the unintended actions of information systems users, and effective security awareness training can significantly lower risk.

The Cyber Security Awareness Training course takes approximately 50 minutes to complete. You may take the course in more than one sitting. A bookmark function remembers the modules you completed. Each module focuses on a specific security topic and concludes with three questions to test comprehension. The modules include:

  • Introduction
  • You Are the Target
  • Social Engineering
  • Email & Messaging
  • Browsing
  • Social Networks
  • Mobile Device Security
  • Passwords
  • Data Security
  • Hacked
  • Privacy
  • International Travel
  • Conclusion

You may access the course via the UC Learning Center. To login to the UC Learning Center:

If you do not see the course in your Learner home page “To-Do” section:

  • Type “Cyber Security Awareness” (without quotes) in the Search field and click “Go”.
  • Click the “Start” button to launch the course.

If you have questions regarding the course requirement or if you have specific questions about the content, please contact info@learningcenter.ucsb.edu.

Managers, please notify your direct reports of this course requirement.

Protecting University data and information systems is all of our shared responsibility, and it’s of critical importance that we develop a strong culture of defense against cyber risk. Thank you for taking the time to complete this course by January 31, 2016.